Dr. Seuss


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in Springfield, MA, The United States
March 02, 1904

Died
September 24, 1991

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Theodor Seuss Geisel was born 2 March 1904 in Springfield, MA. He graduated Dartmouth College in 1925, and proceeded on to Oxford University with the intent of acquiring a doctorate in literature. At Oxford he met Helen Palmer, who he wed in 1927. He returned from Europe in 1927, and began working for a magazine called Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at the time, submitting both cartoons and humorous articles for them. Additionally, he was submitting cartoons to Life, Vanity Fair and Liberty. In some of his works, he'd made reference to an insecticide called Flit. These references gained notice, and led to a contract to draw comic ads for Flit. This association lasted 17 years, gained him national exposure, and coined the catch ...more

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Green Eggs and Ham

4.29 avg rating — 637,128 ratings — published 1960 — 91 editions
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The Cat in the Hat (The Cat...

4.16 avg rating — 444,006 ratings — published 1957 — 136 editions
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How the Grinch Stole Christ...

4.35 avg rating — 342,735 ratings — published 1957 — 107 editions
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Oh, the Places You'll Go!

4.34 avg rating — 339,586 ratings — published 1990 — 66 editions
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The Lorax

4.33 avg rating — 292,734 ratings — published 1971 — 59 editions
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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fis...

4.14 avg rating — 170,325 ratings — published 1960 — 65 editions
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Horton Hears a Who!

4.18 avg rating — 98,699 ratings — published 1954 — 50 editions
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The Sneetches and Other Sto...

4.30 avg rating — 64,375 ratings — published 1961 — 28 editions
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Fox in Socks

4.07 avg rating — 57,204 ratings — published 1965
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